National – Which states reduced spending on core programs?

Majority "Core" Spending

Majority "Non-core" Spending

1997

Choropleth map of TANF spending in 1997

2014

Choropleth map of TANF spending in 2014

Core welfare reform areas are cash assistance, work support and child care, while non-core areas are permissible under the law, but were not central to the welfare-to-work debate.